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Barack Obama's grandmother joins ADA in Kenya

21 Oct 2009

Sarah Obama (pictured on the right), the grandmother of US president Barack Obama, has joined our Age Demands Action campaign by donning an ADA T shirt and showing her support for older people's rights around the world.

Too often older people are ignored or excluded because they are seen as a burden on society.

Not only is this wrong in principle, but this discrimination also ignores the fact that older people make huge contributions - through working, caring and sharing their experience.

Delegations of older people united around the world on 1 October, UN International Day of Older People, to push for better treatment from their governments and support Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states: ALL people are born free and equal in dignity and rights.Find out more about Age Demands Action.

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Henry Matthews
Country: U.K
Job title: Campaigns Coordinator

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